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Comment: We have nukes.

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We have nukes.

That's all we need.

Once you can destroy someone's homeland when they invade, you can finish the rest with small arms.

Once you fry the mother ship, their goose is cooked. The supply chain of spare parts, food, fuel, etc, would be all gone. An army can't live off the land and fight effectively at the same time. Every combat troop in WWII needed about 19 people behind him to keep him in the fight.

I think the very fact that we have other weapons reduces the deterrent of our nuclear arsenal. If our policy was to nuke the homeland of anyone who stepped on our soil, and we had no other recourse available, folks would really think twice. If they thought they could drag us into a shooting war, it wouldn't seem quite as stupid.

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